Kill the Thing You Love (Over Again)

I recently came across the essay Screw Finding Your Passion, by Mark Manson, and it got me thinking about how screwed up we can be about pursuing happiness. Half of our time is spent trying to avoid discomfort, to convince ourselves that we should always be at least...

Take Some Weight Off

She stands absolutely still on the scale, barefoot and unconsciously holding her breath. She moves the weight along the balance beam. Her face falls– the scale shows two pounds more than her last weigh-in. I see this too often.  If you’ve ever been...